Sunday, April 3, 2011



Introduction to the Wonderful World of Mushrooms and
Urban Mushroom Cultivation

DATE: Saturday April 9th 2011

LOCATION: Graze the Roof, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco

TIME: 10:30a-12:30p

PRICE: Sliding Scale, pay what you can: $5-$20

RSVP: Spaces are limited! Email to reserve your spot for this unique learning opportunity!

This two hour workshop will start with a brief introduction to the basic biology and ecology of the mycelial fruit we call mushrooms. Participants will then learn about how to cultivate several choice culinary mushrooms as they help install a mini-mushroom farm on the roof. Two techniques will be explained and demonstrated: spawn inoculation in bunker bags (burlap sacks filled with straw), and plug spawn inoculation in logs. Everyone will take home some shitake spawn; and hopefully also the inspiration to grow mushrooms at home!

Nik Dyer, workshop presenter, has a BA in Agroecology from UCSC, a MA in Ecological Agriculture from New College of California, a permaculture design certificate and over 10 years hands on experience in agriculture and horticulture. He is also an avid fungophile who loves to share his passion for foraging and cultivating mushrooms with anyone who shows the slightest amount of interest. He is the sole proprietor of Purple Carrot, an edible garden design and education company based in San Francisco. Please visit his website:

Keep an eye out for future workshops:
* May 14th, 10am - 4pm, "Planet Drum Foundation" - A Bioregional Ecology Exploration of the Tenderloin
* June 18th, 11am - 1pm, "Integrated Pest Management" - Controlling Garden Pests
* July 23rd, 11am - 1pm, "Art & Meditation in the Garden" - A Holistic Garden Experience
* Honey extraction, aquaponics, fruit trees, permaculture, natural building, composting, worm bins, and more.. dates TBD!!

**All workshops take place at Glide Foundation at 330 Ellis Street in San Francisco. Proceeds will help cover the cost of implementing a rooftop beehive as part of Graze the Roof, an education and demonstration rooftop container vegetable garden on the roof of Glide Foundation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Come learn about Mushrooms and support Graze the Roof! ***

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